Richard Desmond: “Everybody has ethics, I’m sure Adolf Hitler had ethics. It’s about what you think is right.” Photograph: Peter Maciarmid/Getty Images

The Irish Times is being escorted to the top floor of the Northern & Shell office building in London by a hefty young man who says he “looks af(...)

Premier Lotteries Ireland’s results  provide  an insight into the numbers behind our lottery.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The private operator of the National Lottery, Premier Lotteries Ireland (PLI), has identified its “significant reliance” on IT and telecommunications (...)

Tickets for the Lotto draw accounted for almost 70 per cent of sales, with the rest accounted for by scratchcards

The new operator of the National Lottery made a loss of €17.4 million in the 19 months to the end of 2014, due to expenses associated with the trans(...)

Art teacher Elena Hughes outside the National Gallery of Ireland during her peaceful protest relating to the sale of paintings from Russborough House. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

More than €2 million in public funding has been invested in Russborough House, near Blessington, Co Wicklow, over the past decade or so, with all of t(...)

Another glitch hit the National Lottery this week after a customer in Carlow bought four Quick Pick tickets each of which contained exactly the same six numbers. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/ The Irish Times.

Another glitch hit the National Lottery this week after a customer in Carlow bought four Quick Pick tickets each of which contained exactly the same s(...)

The winning €4 quick pick ticket was bought at Souhan’s filling station on Haggard Street in Trim, Co Meath last Saturday.

A Meath family has collected their lotto jackpot win of €10.65 million from the National Lottery offices on Friday. The family syndicate of two, who h(...)

Vodafone’s Red Business Super plan roaming is ‘very clunky for what is supposed to be their top-of-the-range package’

A reader named Gavin has been querying his roaming charges with Vodafone and can’t get a straight answer. “Everybody I talk to agrees there is (...)

The current €3 minimum price, for two lines, makes the Irish franchise one of the most expensive in Europe. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

One of the main retailer groups has come out in favour of increasing lotto prices amid speculation the new private operator is planning changes to (...)

Retailers claims they have suffered a fall-off in lotto sales since the transition to a new technology. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

National Lottery players are almost certain to face higher prices and a bigger panel of numbers in the coming months as the new private operator seeks(...)

The Agent Council said while there had been teething problems with the lottery’s new technology platform, the issues were being exaggerated.

As National Lottery officials gear up for a showdown with the Oireachtas finance committee this week, a dispute has emerged between retailers’(...)